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Ann L. Reed

Ann L. Reed, 87, resident of Mont Vernon, NH, died on October 7, 2019 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH. 

 She was born on May 28, 1932 in Danvers, Massachusetts, the daughter of Earl Smith and Hulda (Ostrand) Smith. Ann was raised and educated in Danvers.   

Ann had been a resident of Mont Vernon since 1975 and previously lived in Milford, NH. Through the years, she enjoyed gardening, camping, waterskiing, and was a lover of animals, especially her birds. At the age of 72, Ann fulfilled her lifelong dream of parachuting from an airplane in honor of her beloved brother, Frederick, a paratrooper in WWII, who died while serving our country. Ann was a sweet and thoughtful woman whose quiet presence allowed her to be a great observer. Oftentimes she would sit back and, with her quick wit, make a smart and thoughtful comment surprising everyone. She was quiet, but she didn’t miss a trick and was sharp as a tack. 

She was predeceased by her first husband, Roland H. Lawrence, and her second husband, Fred C. Reed; two daughters, Valerie Lawrence and Patricia Vasta; and a grandson, Nicholas Lawrence.   

Ann is survived by her three children; Dianne Lawrence of Bradford, MA; Fred and Melody Lawrence of Mont Vernon, NH; and Kathleen and Robert Bjornson of Merrimack, NH; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.    

There are no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mont Vernon, NH.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Home, Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Drive, Merrimack, NH  03054 or Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA  02472. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.